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Friday, September 19, 2008

Are You Toy Collector or Investor?


Did you ask yourself this question before?

A friend of mine, Liam is influenced by me, now he is also into Hot Wheels and Tomica. He is more into American Muscle and vintage cars. For Tomica, he collects trucks and construction vehicles.

One fine day I asked him whether he is collector or investor, he replied collector without second thought. Immediate I challenge him by asking him how many Hot Wheels he had opened, the answer is none.

If you are a collector, you shouldn't have bother to resale the die cast in the future. You passion should come from the intensity and quality of your collections. In other word, if you wish could sell it at higher price in the future, then you are obviously an investor.

Between us, it is hard to distinguish in clear cut. In most cases, people buy at least 2 or more for open loose and extra for investment at the same time. Carded or uncarded? Let's leave this question to Hot Wheels collectors.

Fortunately for Tomica, the die casts are packed in the paper box. After displayed, you still can resale it at higher price as long as the box remain. If you don't, the die cast will consider loose item.

Luckily our Tomica does not sale in carded form like the picture below, or else the question on carded or uncarded continue...

** Have a good weekend **

Regards,
YeoCP//

[Pictures courtesy of prawnking]

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13 comments:

Tom said...

Carded or uncarded. Always be a big question for most of collectors..:)

PrawnKing said...

i luv carded tomicas... hahahaha of course boxed too... nearly wanted to buy 1 of carded for all the 120 released...

arttt_anime said...
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Toycarsmy said...

Arrt, Why removed the comments??

GTRCBAR35LOKE said...

Do you have 1 unit of tomica no 54 honda civic type r? If have, please let me know. Thanks.

Toycarsmy said...

Loke, you mean extra CTR? Pls look back Monday

ADVedder said...

could somebody help me!!! im having trouble finding the ferrari sold by 7-11, model 17-24... already got the first 16 models... huhu...
i need serious help here...prawnking? anybody? help me!!!

ADVedder said...

could somebody help me!!! im having trouble finding the ferrari sold by 7-11, model 17-24... already got the first 16 models... huhu...
i need serious help here...prawnking? anybody? help me!!!
my location: KL..

aris raptorclans said...

i'm more of a collector... but i prefer to have my collections in a box or card until i have a really nice place to display them.

and of course, tomica's box system rocks... you can look and feel and after ur done it goes back into the box :)

Toycarsmy said...

ADVedder, you really need to source it from SG. Those missing models are nice, good luck....

PrawnKing said...

ADVedder.. many places sell the new 17-24... my place 7-11 sells them...bukit panjang... also the bugis 7-11 sells them

ADVedder said...

prawnking, the problem is im in kl, got no body can buy me those models in sg...huhu..

PrawnKing said...

ADVedder .. contact me then we see how i can help out....what number you need first...let me know..

eleewhm@gmail.com


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